London Decca Maroon Phono Cartridge
The Maroon has no long cantilever and no "rubbery" fulcrum point to absorb, dissipate and smear the vital musical energy. Instead, the stylus is attached directly to a magnetically active metal support just a few microns thick (armature) which passes through the center of the main generating coil positioned only about 1 millimeter above the stylus! The stylus motion is not inverted or "transformed" to a smaller value, as in long cantilever designs. Flowing from this immediate positive-direct scanning of the groove is a breathtaking, lifelike quality. The listener tends to feel that the performing artists are actually in the same room, with a startling, palpable presence.
The Maroon is available with the Decca Pod for an additional $150. It acts as a headshell weight, and it also adds height to the cartridge for fine-tuning of VTA. Please call for details.
Ratings & Reviews
I ditto forst review. Very smooth, extremely musical, Make sure you have very little, to almost no bearing friction. Voices will blow you away if set up properly. My first Decca was in 1972. Van Den Hul stylus now used in London cartridges. Don E. Golis
Wonderful. I use it with Lechmann Black Cube SE on MM position. Very detailed, a little high output but airy. I recommend it.